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Caroline Arpin

Caroline Arpin

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I have traveled to 10 different countries.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2022
  • Subjects tutored: Biology and chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Don't wait until the last minute to study for exams! Studying in smaller chunks each day during the week leading up to the exam is much more effective.

Marissa Carlone

Marissa Carlone

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I love to visit natural history and art museums!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2021
  • Subjects tutored: Biology and history courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Keep an agenda! Writing everything down in one place can help with organization and help you focus on what is ahead.

Ashley Dwyer

Ashley Dwyer

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: During the summer of 2020, I visited six national parks: Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Bryce Canyon.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Study for quizzes and exams according to your learning style. Studying in a way that allows you to absorb the information best—for example, making flow charts if you are a visual learner or doing example problems if you are a kinesthetic learner—will allow you to retain information more easily and understand the material better.

Cecylia Guye

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I have an extremely long list of movies I want to see (like 120+ movies).
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Math courses and PH*201 General Physics 1
  • Tutor’s tip: Plan when to work on assignments ahead of time so you don’t fall behind or miss something.

Nada Jokhadar

Nada Jokhadar

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I can fluently speak Arabic!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2022
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, and psychology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Rewriting your notes truly helps you solidify your understanding of the material!

Sylvia Lei

Sylvia Lei

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I ate cicadas while working on a farm!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2021
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; CH*101 General Chemistry I; CH*102 General Chemistry II; CH*301 Organic Chemistry I; CH*302 Organic Chemistry II; and CI*101-104 Chinese I-IV
  • Tutor’s tip: Make to-do lists and put even the little things on there. This keeps you motivated and feeling productive!

Marty MacStudy

Marty MacStudy

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I learned how to juggle in high school!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2021
  • Subjects tutored: BL*118 Cellular and Molecular Biology; BL*121 Organismal Biology; and BL*201 Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
  • Tutor’s tip: Draw out pictures of the material when you're able to; that way, you can visualize the information!

Patrick McGinnis

Patrick McGinnis

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: At my old job, I used to handle snakes.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, philosophy, and theology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Utilize office hours and build relationships with each professor.

Tommy Noone

Tommy Noone

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I'm on the Swim and Diving Team here at Loyola.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in spring 2022
  • Subjects tutored: Engineering, math, and physics courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Manage your time and engage with your course material in meaningful ways. Never be afraid to ask questions!

Molly O'Hare

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I was a competitive figure skater for 10 years.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2020
  • Subjects tutored: Computer science and core courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Stay on top of assignment due dates and aim to be ahead of schedule!

Daranie Pin

Daranie Pin

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I own three ferrets named Mochi, Milo, and Mocha!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2021
  • Subjects tutored: Chemistry, physics, marketing, statistics, and Latin courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Instead of cramming the night before a quiz or exam, go over your notes/practice problems for a few minutes after every class to ensure you understand everything. If you're confused, don't be afraid to ask your professor or tutor for help. This way, you can space things out and minimize your studying for the day before your exam to give yourself time to relax!

Diba Ramezan

Diba Ramezan

  • Class year: 2025
  • Fun fact: I am a citizen of three countries, and I play cello!
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2022
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, statistics, and music courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Time management is your best friend! Make sure you plan out your studying throughout the week and the semester. Using resources such as The Study, Google Calendar, and other student planners could help you a lot.

Eric Veltri

  • Class year: 2023
  • Fun fact: I LOVE hammocking
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2022
  • Subjects tutored: Biology, chemistry, physics, philosophy, and theology courses
  • Tutor’s tip: To be both physically and mentally present in everything you do while also aiming to be the best you can be.

Sophie Werner

Sophie Werner

  • Class year: 2025
  • Fun fact: I played the piano for over 10 years.
  • Tutoring experience: Began in fall 2022
  • Subjects tutored: Biology and chemistry courses
  • Tutor’s tip: Never be afraid to ask for help! Your peers and professors are here to help you succeed.